​Employment at Deutsche Schule Melbourne

Are you interested to join our leading bilingual primary school in Fitzroy North, Victoria? We are continuously looking for:


We encourage you to apply if you speak either German or English at a native speaker-level and are fluent in the other language. Our successful immersion model is based on the ‘one teacher-one language’ approach, which means classes are taught in either English or German, based on the teacher’s native language. 

Become part of our passionate team of teachers and help shape the growth of our school by applying your excellent skills and experience in the classroom and beyond.

Should you have any questions about working at our school or about our open positions, please contact our HR Manager Selina Thomas by phone at +61 3 9489 9364 or by e-mail at apply@dsm.org.au


About us:

Deutsche Schule Melbourne delivers a German-English bilingual education for families who value the benefits it offers. The vision for our students is to grow up learning two languages at the same time, preparing them to become involved citizens of the world.

Working at our school means working at a bilingual school, which is part of a network of 140 schools in 72 countries accredited by the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad. 

Our aim for the future is to continue the strong growth of our school and ultimately extend our educational offer to a secondary school program based on the International Baccalaureate in German and English (GIB).


Our offer

Our friendly team of passionate and hardworking teachers and admin staff make you feel welcome and supported from day one.

Our excellent professional development opportunities are one of our most valued benefits by our staff members.

Additionally, we offer flexible work arrangements and accommodate personal circumstances in our rostering whenever possible.

We highly value mental health and well-being and have extensive programs and initiatives, ensuring our employees are resilient and guaranteeing an ongoing job satisfaction.

Our pay is fair, transparent and competitive, as it is based on range of factors. For example, we take into consideration the economic situation, individual professional development efforts, and performance.


Our requirements

Are you ready to join our organisation? Read more about our requirements below:

Academic staff:

All staff employed by Deutsche Schule Melbourne as teachers must:

  •  be bilingual (English and German)
  • be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) or they must qualify to become a registered teacher. Please read more here.

The following information is required in the curriculum vitae:

  • VIT registration number and expiry date.
  • Educational qualifications including qualification and type, name of institution, majors and dates completed.
  • Teaching employment history including employer, state/independent, dates employed and work status.
  • Current certificates and professional qualifications e.g. anaphylaxis.

Non Teaching Staff:

  • All non-teaching staff employed at Deutsche Schule Melbourne are required to have a current police check and an employee Working With Children Check. To apply visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au.
  • Ideally, our non-teaching staff are bilingual, too (English and German)

Reference checks:

The School requires at least two verbal references from current or former employers of the candidate with details of position title, school or company and contact numbers.


Internship at Deutsche Schule Melbourne

Our school offers students studying for a teaching degree the opportunity to apply for an internship. German speaking students with a special interest in bilingual education in primary years are encouraged to apply.

Please find further information here (available in German only).

Please note that we do not accept any further applications for the Term 1 in 2023. However, we have availability in Term 2 and 3 2023. 

Please get in touch with our HR Manager Selina Thomas (selina.thomas@dsm.org.au), if you are interested to find out more.

Are you interested in an internship at DSM? Please read here what our former interns write about their time at our school.

Testimonial I

'I had a fantastic time during my internship at DSM. All interns felt well taken care of and enjoyed working in this open and friendly atmosphere. It was a special experience for me supporting the students, being part of their bilingual learning journey and to also develop myself as aspiring teacher. Time flies when you are having a great time.'
Luise Wolff

Testimonial II

'My two-month internship at DSM greatly expanded my knowledge of bilingual teaching and learning. This was especially due to the friendly atmosphere at the school and the great support of my mentors. My internship exceeded all my expectations! I can definitely highly recommend an internship at DSM!'
Carmen Link

Testimonial III

'The internship at DSM offers me a great opportunity to get to know the daily routine of a bilingual primary school. You get so many opportunities to teach classes by yourself or to actively contribute to organising school trips or projects. The atmosphere at the school is very warm and welcoming, and it is a pleasure working with the teachers - you get the feeling you are an important part of the school life. And of course you really become fond of the children.'
Sophie Müller

Friday, 21 Jan 2022

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